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Northlake Garden & Orchard

In 2002 Kaiser physician Lee Ann Gekas took a 4 month sabbatical to help start Longview's first school garden at Northlake Elementary. Inspired by the likes of Berkeley chef and school garden pioneer Alice Waters, a visionary group of parents and teachers laid out a space where students, staff and volunteers now work and learn together as they discover how to grow, cook and eat fresh, healthy foods. The Northlake Garden has blossomed into a large (almost an acre!), thriving operation, with 22 raised beds, grape vines, raspberries, blueberries, a native plant memorial garden, a corn field, a pumpkin patch, a working greenhouse, a compost facility, worm bins, and a large fruit tree orchard. Northlake has become LCSG's resource and training center.

Contact: Ian Thompson


Phone: 360-431-6725

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